Taxes

Cash Refunds and Free Filing for 2015 Taxes
Cash Refunds and Free Filing for 2015 Taxes Money & Credit January 26, 2015
Tax season has only just begun, but already some goats and heroes have emerged in the lead up to April…
5 Surefire Ways To Get Organized for Tax Season
5 Surefire Ways To Get Organized for Tax Season Money & Credit January 14, 2015
According to USA.gov, Americans consistently choose the same types of resolutions. While many attempt to find ways to better their…
Can a company really shrink your tax liability?
Can a company really shrink your tax liability? Money & Credit September 1, 2014
[anvplayer video="4029387" station="998267"] Here's the real deal behind those promises you hear on radio and TV.
Protect against rampant tax ID theft
Protect against rampant tax ID theft Protect Your Rights & Identity July 1, 2014
The IRS continues to foul up efforts to protect you from tax ID theft. Here's what you need to do…
How To Deal With Tax Return Identity Theft
How To Deal With Tax Return Identity Theft Money & Credit April 15, 2014
Tax fraud and tax return identity theft is becoming more common every day. It's even hit several of Clark's Consumer…
Can you trust the accuracy of your tax preparer?
Can you trust the accuracy of your tax preparer? Money & Credit April 14, 2014
Can you trust the accuracy of your hired tax professional? Maybe not, according to new studies...So what's a tax payer…
Avoid the biggest IRS scam in history
Avoid the biggest IRS scam in history Scams & Rip-Offs April 3, 2014
Just in time for tax season, criminals are working overtime trying to get your money in a new phone scam.…
Red flags that could prompt an IRS tax audit
Red flags that could prompt an IRS tax audit Money & Credit March 30, 2014
You might have a bull's-eye on your back for an audit if this describes your tax situation…
Savers still facing low interest rates
Savers still facing low interest rates Money & Credit August 9, 2013
Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and…
New state taxes in effect July 1
New state taxes in effect July 1 Money & Credit July 2, 2013
July 1 marks the day when a lot of states put new tax laws in effect. PewStates.org has summary of…
Financial advice for my former self
Financial advice for my former self Money & Credit May 19, 2013
This year, our office welcomed a 24-year-old professional into our tight-knit group. Aside from making everyone else in the office…
Senate approves Internet sales tax measure
Senate approves Internet sales tax measure Shopping & Retail May 8, 2013
The Senate has passed a bill that will permit the collection of Internet sales tax. In an era when so…
Internet sales tax on all purchases on the way
Internet sales tax on all purchases on the way Shopping & Retail May 6, 2013
A movement for the adoption of sales tax on all online purchases is gaining ground. When will the free ride…
Internet sales tax on all purchases on the way
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
Leading tax prep companies offer free smart phone tax filing
Leading tax prep companies offer free smart phone tax filing Money & Credit January 31, 2013
If you have a relatively simple financial life, don't pay someone to do your taxes this year. There are several…
Leading tax prep companies offer free smart phone tax filing
Clark Howard University About Clark January 15, 2013
Free tax prep for military and civilians
Free tax prep for military and civilians Money & Credit January 15, 2013
As we approach tax season, TurboTax is offering free simple tax prep for military personnel. E1s through E5s get free…
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate Shopping & Retail December 23, 2012
Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with…
Do the rich pay enough in taxes?
Do the rich pay enough in taxes? Money & Credit August 28, 2012
Do the rich pay enough in taxes? No, according to a broad swath of Americans, some of them rich people…
Paul Ryan from an economic perspective, not a political one
Paul Ryan from an economic perspective, not a political one Budgeting & Saving August 13, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: You've heard all the political talk show hosts discuss Mitt Romney's VP nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, from a political…
Paul Ryan from an economic perspective, not a political one
TABOR puts the brakes on spending state tax revenue Show Notes May 29, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: State tax collections are now above their all-time record high five years ago, according to new numbers from the…
Reduce your withholding to beat tax refund ID thieves
Reduce your withholding to beat tax refund ID thieves Money & Credit April 17, 2012
Well, Tax Day is finally here. Approximately 25% of people wait until the last minute or beyond to file their…
How to handle new 1099s for small business
How to handle new 1099s for small business Business & Entrepreneurs March 30, 2012
New IRS tax forms are being sent to businesses that take credit cards and third party payments like PayPal or…
2012 is the year of the income tax scam
2012 is the year of the income tax scam Money & Credit March 23, 2012
This is the year of the income tax scam. Be scared. It's ugly out there this year. Email after email…
Uncover tax savings you may have missed
Uncover tax savings you may have missed Money & Credit March 23, 2012
One major tax prep chain has a free offer to find hidden deductions or credits on your tax return that…
Dealing with surprise 1099-C forms
Dealing with surprise 1099-C forms Money & Credit March 20, 2012
You get a surprise 1099-C tax form in the mail for an old debt of yours that was written off…
Scam targeting seniors by promising bogus tax credits
Scam targeting seniors by promising bogus tax credits Scams & Rip-Offs March 19, 2012
Senior citizens are being ripped off by crooks promising them bogus tax credits if they file a tax return this…
What to do when you can’t pay your federal taxes
What to do when you can’t pay your federal taxes Money & Credit March 16, 2012
With the deadline to file taxes coming up, I want to take a moment to advise those who can't afford…
Don’t disregard that 1099 at tax time
Don’t disregard that 1099 at tax time Money & Credit March 14, 2012
Don't disregard any 1099s that show up in your mail at tax time, even if you believe you shouldn't owe…
Taxes
Is forgiven debt taxable income for you? Money & Credit March 13, 2012
If you've received a surprise 1099-C tax form in the mail, you may be wondering if it's taxable income for…